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Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8400 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8400

Processor comparisons   20-01-2022
   Let's say you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a choice by looking at the Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i5-8400 tests and understand which is better for games or simple use for programming, machine learning, streaming, rendering, video editing. Here is useful information from various benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A thorough review of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like Dolphin Emulator, UserBenchmark, VeraCrypt, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), PassMark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, 7zip, Geekbench 5.2, SuperPi, 3DMark, Blender, WPrime, Furmark, Prime95, Gears 5, PCMark 10, Handbrake, RealBench, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Blender, MATLAB, AIDA64.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fortnite
  • Halo Infinite
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 3
  • Valorant
  • Death Stranding
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Valheim
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Apex Legends
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fallout 76

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i5-8400 or Intel Core i5-8259U.

 
Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Core i5-8400

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i5-8259U54% Core i5-840055%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i5-8400 is 1% better than Core i5-8259U. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i5-8259U53% Core i5-840054%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Control, Metro Exodus, Hitman 3, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Forza Horizon 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Monster Hunter World, League of Legends (LOL), Horizon Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Battlefield V, Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20, Ghostrunner.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite94.896.4
Valorant107.7109.5
Cyberpunk 207760.361.3
Apex Legends101.3102.9
Call of Duty Warzone80.882.1
Overwatch87.388.7
Red Dead Redemption 274.375.6
DOOM Eternal53.954.7
Warzone84.085.4
Assassin's Creed90.592.0
Valheim89.490.9
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparisons not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. Therefore, the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i5-8259U123% Core i5-840056%
To make a finishing choice on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i5-8259U is more energy efficient than the Core i5-8400 since it has less power consumption: 28W vs. 65W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

If you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, streaming, machine learning, video rendering or video editing, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor turns on all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to work, and all the benefit of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8400
Cinbench 15 Single-core162161
Cinbench 15 Multi-core770954
Cinbench 20 Single-core377411
Cinbench 20 Multi-core16842291
Cinbench 23 Single-core9031023
Cinbench 23 Multi-core35795457

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8400
Single-Core22272442
Multi-Core83209262

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8400
Single-Core10381106
Multi-Core44025408

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in new games. Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The economy are obvious!

Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8400
Announcement dateApril 01, 2018October 01, 2017
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1528FCLGA1151-2
Core nameCoffee LakeCoffee Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation88
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz4 MHz
Frequency2.3 MHz2.8 MHz
Cores46
Threads86
Bus rate4 GT/s8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm14 nm
Transistors count6900 millions2470 millions
Power consumption (TDP)28 W65 W
Memory typeDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133DDR4-2666
Max. Memory32 Gb128 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s41.6 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache6 MB9 MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i5-8400 is 17% better than Core i5-8259U in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i5-8400 has 2 more core than Core i5-8259U. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8259U is better: 5
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8400 is better: 28
   Although it should be realized that all the data in the article above do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple comparison of these figures. Better to watch the testing video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i5-8259U and Intel Core i5-8400 before making a choice which of the processors to buy for gaming.
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